Gov. Scott Vetoes $6.3 Million in Space-Related Spending

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has vetoed nearly $6.3 million in funding for a half dozen space-related projects and organizations in the state’s FY 2016 budget. The vetoes include $1.5 million for infrastructure projects at the Cecil Field Spaceport and a $500,000 matching grant for the FAA Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Exploration.

The full list of vetoed space funding items follows.

LINE ITEMS VETOED AMOUNT
Florida Institute of Technology Space Research Institute$2,500,000
Cecil Field Spaceport Infrastructure$1,500,000
Educational Aerospace Partnership Center$1,000,000
Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast$   596,000
FAA Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Exploration$   500,000
US Space Walk of Fame Foundation$   200,000
TOTAL:$6,296,000